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    EU ministers call for new sanctions against Russia
    Aug30

    EU ministers call for new sanctions against Russia

    The meeting of the 28-nation bloc’s top diplomats in Milan came one day after NATO said Moscow slipped at least 1,000 Russian soldiers and much heavy weaponry into Ukraine. Fighting between Ukrainian military forces and Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine has already claimed at least 2,200 lives, according to U.N. figures. The...

    Russian-backed rebels aim to push west  along coast
    Aug30

    Russian-backed rebels aim to push west along coast

    None of the half-dozen tanks seen by reporters in the town of about 12,000 people bore Russian markings, but the packaging on their field rations said they were issued by the Russian army. The Ukrainian government the day before accused Russia of sending tanks, artillery and troops across the border, and NATO estimated at least 1,000 Russian...

    Putin Compares Kiev to Nazi Germany
    Aug30

    Putin Compares Kiev to Nazi Germany

    Amateur video, uploaded to a social media website, purports to show a Russian army tank traveling in a Ukrainian rebel convoy. In Kiev, it’s yet more evidence that Russian forces are now operating in Ukrainian territory. But Russian President, Vladimir Putin is ignoring claims that Russia is invading Ukraine. Instead, he’s suggesting...

    Putin Orders Rebels to Allow Surrounded Ukrainian Troops to Escape
    Aug30

    Putin Orders Rebels to Allow Surrounded Ukrainian Troops to Escape

    Pro-Russian separatists fighting in eastern Ukraine will comply with a Kremlin request to allow surrounded Ukrainian government troops to safely leave rebel-held areas. Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk announced on Friday he wanted Ukraine to join NATO — the mutual defense treaty between the United States and European countries....

    U.S. Warns Against Ukraine Travel
    Aug30

    U.S. Warns Against Ukraine Travel

    The U.S. State Department warned Americans Friday to avoid traveling to eastern Ukraine, in response to the ongoing conflict between Ukraine’s armed forces and Russia-backed separatists. “The situation in Ukraine is unpredictable and could change quickly,” the statement said. “U.S. citizens throughout Ukraine should avoid large crowds and...

    NATO Meets On Ukraine Conflict, Postpones Any Response To Russia To Next Week
    Aug30

    NATO Meets On Ukraine Conflict, Postpones Any Response To Russia To Next Week

    After an “extraordinary” meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on Friday, it appears the U.S.-led alliance will wait until its meeting in Cardiff, Wales, next Thursday before taking any direct action regarding Russian troops entering Ukraine. …read more Source: International Business...

    Ukraine Battles Pro-Russia Rebel Assault
    Aug30

    Ukraine Battles Pro-Russia Rebel Assault

    After NATO concluded an emergency meeting to discuss the crisis in eastern Ukraine, the country is struggling to contain heavy fighting near the strategic port of Mariupol, on the Azov Sea. Separatist rebels are trying to capture the city, allegedly with Russian military help, and Ukraine’s defense forces are digging in. VOA’s Daniel...

    Economic sanctions spare Western-tied Russian fund
    Aug30

    Economic sanctions spare Western-tied Russian fund

    President Barack Obama pauses while speaking about the economy, Iraq, and Ukraine, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, before conv… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Ukraine, Explained: What’s Behind Putin’s Latest Moves?
    Aug30

    Ukraine, Explained: What’s Behind Putin’s Latest Moves?

    Pro-Moscow rebels, with Vladimir Putin’s backing, may be opening up a “third front” in the tumultuous Ukraine conflict. …read more Source:...

    Canada looks to join NATO force of 10,000 troops meant to keep Russia in check
    Aug30

    Canada looks to join NATO force of 10,000 troops meant to keep Russia in check

    Canada is interested in joining a NATO joint expeditionary force of at least 10,000 troops that is being created to bolster the alliance’s eastern flank in an effort to check Russia’s creeping military takeover of eastern Ukraine, according to Britain’s Financial Times newspaper. The British-led division-sized force will include...